in Bologna, musicians in Bologna.
order to commemorate this event, the Accademia Filarmonica of Bologna has
promoted the publishing of an illustrative brochure on Wagner’s short staying
in Bologna (4- 5 December 1876), on the basis of
scarcely known or unpublished original proofs. It is a collection of
documents most of all taken from newspapers and theatre magazines of that time,
which is very relevant as to the city’s musical culture of last century.
“It is there, in Bologna only, that I have had the opportunity of setting my foot in Italy. In Bologna I have found some true friends, some eminent people indeed, and a whole set of things which could have persuaded me to take up my residence among such excellent and earnest friends, who were so favourable to my leading idea in art, had it not been too late for me by now”.
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